Mar 14, 2013 7:00am PDT
, george, to rome, he was taken to the airport by his friends. he flew there on economy. now next thing that happened in this country, the president is going to fly to rome to be there with pope francis known as francisco for his first mass on sunday, george. >> the pope flies economy. that's something. but one other question -- you say what he was known for is simplicity. is he that well known inside argentina? >> reporter: he's pretty well known as opposed to the other contender based mostly in rome as a diplomat. he was here and met with the people. he was a champion of the poor and he worked very hard to actually help people out in this country and that's why he actually had a pretty decent amount of notoriety here. >> matt gutman, thanks very much. >>> we turn to judge judy. in a twist she could soon be headed to court not as a judge but defendant facing tough questions about expensive goods bought at bargain basement prices. abc's abbie boudreau has the story. >> what are you, crazy. >> reporter: judge judy is used to being on this side of the bench. >> i'm still waiting for your
Mar 13, 2013 7:00am PDT
budget just for the sake of balance. my goal is how do we grow the economy, put people back to work and if we do that, we're going to be bringing in more revenue. if we've controlled spending and we've got a smart entitlement package, then potentially what you have is balance but it's not balance on the backs of, you know, the poor, the elderly, students who need student loan, family who've got disabled kids. >> you've been taking a lot of heat for the cancellation of the white house tours. the secret service says it costs $74,000 a week. was canceling them really necessary? >> i have to say this was not a decision that went up to the white house but what the secret service explained to us was that they're going to have to furlough some folks, what furloughs mean is people lose a day of work and a day of pay, and, you know, the question for them is, you know, how deeply do they have to furlough their staff and is it worth it to make sure that we got white house tours if it means you got a whole bunch of families depending on a paycheck who are seeing a 5% or 10% reduction in their pay.
Mar 19, 2013 7:00am PDT
at this point. now to the story threatening the global economy and affecting stocks here at home. outrage is growing in the small nation of cyprus. the government would seize 10% of the people's bank accounts for the bailout. banks are shut down to prevent people from withdraws their savings. >>> here at home, a computer glitch set off a panic for chase customers. when they checked the balances in their accounts, they saw this. the bank says it was there error. the problem is resolved. >> good news. i thought it was just me. >>> now to winter's blast. snow and ice hitting so much of the country. with an update of sorts, sam champion, the man we're blaming this morning. >> let's show you how much the entire eastern coast of the country, enveloped in the country. up to 10 inches of snow up to 2 feet in the mountains of new england. more than 360 storm reports in the south. most of them big, big hailstones and powerful winds. the pictures out of mississippi. the last few places to pick up snow this morning. from northern new york state to burlington, maine. the entire state of massa